Details of Railway Accidents in the Ottawa Area

1887, November 27 - Collision between two passenger trains at Arnprior. No injuries

Almonte Gazette 2 December 1887

While the expresses to and from Winnipeg were at Arnprior last Saturday night - or rather Sunday morning - Mr. Van Horne gave an order that the train for Montreal back up in such a way that some friends who were with him in his private car might step from it to the Pullman of the other train. The engineer misunderstood the signal and put on too much steam, with the result that there was a collision, a part of the Atlantic express standing across the crossing. Fortunately no one was injured, although the passengers got a severe shaking up, and the private car was almost overturned. The train for the west was delayed considerably by the accident.

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